I will be flying with my DSLR, at least two lenses, and a couple light stands, strobes, and umbrellas along with related lighting equipment. I'll also be bringing a laptop but I'm used to traveling with that. My question for those who are experienced flying with this much equipment - what do you check, what do you carry on, and how do you pack? I am definitely not the type to try to get everything in a carry-on. I also like to keep as much as possible in the checked suitcase. Obviously the lighting stuff and tripod can go checked. How carefully would I have to cushion the lenses for them to survive checked? Or is that just not worth trying? Thanks for any discussion, tips, and experiences with this.... Edit: I'd really like to hear from people who actually have flown with camera equipment tell me what they actually do.